Unveiling Africa was founded in 2006 at the University of Alberta by students who felt compelled by the socio-economic reality in Africa.
The organization was first intended as a platform to promote, debate and dialogue around global issues and specifically Africa-related concerns among Africans in the Diaspora.
Progressively, UVA moved beyond a place for conversation and started building tools and resources to take action for social change, initially focusing on teenagers in Lagos, Nigeria.
Since inception, UVA has impacted more than 3000 lives and contributed over $30,000 to numerous causes in Africa.
In Nigeria, UVA has worked with and developed over 2000 teenagers through various community service and leadership initiatives.
Our vision is simply to transform Africa through its youth
To create sustainable social change in Africa, the continent needs a lot of committed citizens with the passion, mindset and skills to drive development. Over half the population of Africa is under the age of 18 and the future of the continent is in their hands.
Our mission to engage African teenagers by Transforming their educational experience, nurturing their awareness and equipping them with the skills to foster sustainable social change.